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Videos Video | Broadband Network Reliability: Are “Best Efforts” Sufficient in the Digital Era?

Video | Broadband Network Reliability: Are “Best Efforts” Sufficient in the Digital Era?

October 30, 2020 Broaband Access, Broadband, broadband network, Digital Platform, Webinar Series

Historically, the internet is a “best efforts” service. Subscribers knowingly accept the risk of outages at any time as a condition of using the network. Today, access to reliable broadband has become an essential cornerstone of the economy, education, and public safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased our reliance on broadband even further while regulated […]

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Yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Section 230 — six days before the national election — could have been about what responsibility platforms have in addressing foreign attempts to interfere in our election. It could have been about the degradation of local news. It could even have been a good faith debate about the merits […]

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Right around the time that Malcolm in the Middle started airing, I discovered the concept of emancipation. My rebellious teen self dreamed of calling it quits from my parents. Fortunately, my parents firmly squashed this notion, and I was left with the consolation prize of blaring the chorus to the show’s theme song — “you’re […]

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My morning routine usually consists of waking up, checking my email, making coffee, and signing on to a Zoom meeting. While I do this, my Mom is also on Zoom teaching her class and my Dad is on a conference call. These things typically happen without any hiccups and we usually think nothing of it. […]

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Videos Video| Big Tech’s Big Competition Problem : Analyzing the House Judiciary Antitrust Report

Video| Big Tech’s Big Competition Problem : Analyzing the House Judiciary Antitrust Report

October 9, 2020 Antitrust Report, Big Tech, House Judiciary Report, Webinar Series

After seven hearings and more than 200 interviews, will Big Tech finally be held accountable by Congress? The House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee launched its blockbuster report this week, summarizing the findings of a year-long bipartisan investigation into Big Tech’s market power. Leading the charge to reform and regulate Big Tech, Chairman David Cicilline joined […]

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Videos Video: Discovering Career Paths in Tech Policy

Video: Discovering Career Paths in Tech Policy

October 9, 2020 careers in tech, tech policy, tech policy advocacy, Webinar Series

Public Knowledge hosted a webinar to introduce students and early career professionals to technology policy career paths. Bringing together a panel of diverse individuals currently working in tech policy, we highlighted the variety of opportunities in the field while counseling participants on how to navigate this space. This webinar is open to anyone interested in […]

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You’ve all seen the pictures. The West Coast is turning orange because of raging wildfires. Many were forced to quickly evacuate their homes, not knowing if they would have something to come back to. Hikers were stranded, not knowing if they would be rescued before burning alive because the winds shifted suddenly and the fire […]

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California wildfires

This material crossposted from the author’s personal blog on Wetmachine. When I was growing up, I used to hear the nursery rhyme about the itsy-bitsy spider climbing the waterspout, getting washed out, and then doing the exact same thing again. Whereas most people I have encountered regard this little jingle as an ode to perseverance, […]

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The Free Expression Forum at Public Knowledge is an ongoing series of dialogues about the importance of free expression online to artists, entrepreneurs, and content creators. It highlights how policy decisions impact this important value and how the community of diverse online voices must stand up to preserve it as technology develops. This first forum […]

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This post authored by Stephanie Nguyen, Researcher at Consumer Reports. Many thanks to Consumer Reports’ Justin Brookman and Maureen Mahoney for contributing to this piece.  A few weeks ago, Public Knowledge convened a panel discussion: How Do We Move Beyond Consent Models in Privacy Legislation? This event featured keynote speaker Senator Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) on […]

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